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TIMED

(Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics)
(space probe observing Earth upper atmosphere for solar effects)

TIMED (for Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics is a satellite to study the effect of Solar electromagnetic-radiation and solar wind on the Earth's upper atmosphere. It was launched in 2001 and has remained in operation, yielding data covering a complete 11-year solar cycle and most of another. Instruments:


(spacecraft,Earth,atmosphere,Sun,NASA)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIMED
http://www.timed.jhuapl.edu/

Referenced by pages:
solar physics

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